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. >> they panicked. >> can you speak with us briefly about the attack in benghazi? >> we are in a stronger position today. than we were four years ago. >> did the obama administration have problem calling the threat by its name? >> suggestion that anybody in my team would play politics to mislead is offensive. >> could you protect ambassador stevens? >> announcer: "special report investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening dev
the agency reacted quickly during the terrible evening in benghazi. >> three security a little make their way to the main residence. they crawl into the residence on hair hands and needs to three to find their two colleagues. they find smith. they pull him out of the building. he is dead. just before 11:00 p.m., at the annex, former seal to say reason woods is said to go on nor orders and race to the consulate. they bring with them 16 libyans and the brigade militia. some surround the compound, unable to find stevens. by 11:00 p.m. libyan forces can no longer hold the perimeter. >> attack was stow strong, we were calling for back-up. even the back-up didn't came. >> they carried stevens to the main gated. they head to the annex but almost immediately the crowd fires upon them and throws two grenades under the vehicle. they take direct fire from ak-47s. despite two flat tires they keep rolling. several blocks away they hit more traffic and a busy benghazi neighborhood. car careens over the middle divider and pushes forward and finally makes it to the annex and again hope for safety.
investigates: death & deceit in benghazi." from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> bret: it looked like this election was all about the economy. but that changed when terrorist murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this? how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama try to hide the truth? is this a huge scand that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? or is mitt romney just saying it is? tonight, we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror that unfolded that day. we'll break down the political maneuvering that followed. but we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to the horrific night in benghazi. it's a story you haven't heard. told by a man who tried to prevent what happened. on september 11, 2012. >> did you a close relationship with ambassador stevens? >> i lived and worked with him. >> bret: no one understands more than lieutenant colonel andrew wood. of the full extent of the fiasco
ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, yeah. >> bret: no one understands more the
stake in the outcome. >> bret: april 28th, khadafy stills hold tripoli but rebels hold benghazi. christopher stevens is sent to benghazi. a car bomb explodes in front. hotel. stevens and his team decide it's too dangerous to stay there. in august they settle on a compound on the west side of the city. >> it was a rented from an owner who had a nice villa and several out buildings as. >> well andrew wood is a 24-year special forces veteran who worked on security for u.s. personnel in libya for six months before the september 11th 2012 benghazi attack. >> there is not a lot of security. it's not a fortress. >> inside the walls are four buildings, one is essentially a large residence with a number of bedrooms in it. another residence has a cantina where the staff eats. just across the way, they have a tactical operations center, filled with security staff, folks and security monitors. finally the barracks a small house by the main gate of the compound. it will house a libyan security force. >> many viewers who traveled around europe and asia probably think one of those heavily guar
>>. >> bret: benghazi terror attack, the white house responds, the november election, democrats coo accuse republicans of gotcha politics. they say it cuts to the hat of election. this much is true, it's an issue that is not going away soon. >> by october the republican presidential nominee mitt romney is regularly hitting president obama hard on libya. >> the attack on our consulate can't be blamed on a video insulting islam. despite the administration's attempts to convince of that. >> but they insist the only reason it's a political issue at all is because romney and ryan are making it one. october 11th, right before the vice presidential debate, i asked her if she really meant that. >> what are you suggesting. are you suggesting we are playing politics with this? you have been -- >> this has become the political topic. four people are dead. >> absolutely. this administration. let me get my sentence out. this administration has treated this entire tragedy with the utmost seriousness. at the same time we're doing that, we have two people campaigning around the country accusing us
be five diplomatic agents stationed in benghazi and you sent two cables making that request, is that right? >> that's correct. that was not my question for benghazi. that cable detailing the future of operations in benghazi. that cable was drafted in the department. i had at no time an opportunity to add or comment on that, however, the principle officer in benghazi had an opportunity to comment on than. it was that number five that d.s. committed to that we continued to ask them to meet throughout my time there. >> we reviewed that july cable and it states further anticipates supporting the operations in benghazi with at least one criminally assigned r.s.o. from tripoli, however, would request continued tv wide support to fill a minimum of three security positions in benghazi. so that would be a total of four, is that right? >> that's correct. >> i understand you left libya before the attacks, is that right? >> that's correct. >> we have now been told there were, in fact, five special agents in benghazi the night of the attack, contrary to the press reports. can you verify whether there w
, with the administrations is doing and the fact of the benghazi attacks on foreign policy. the administration has tried to change their story to rewrite the narrative even as it unfolded. the ministry should focus was on the anti-muslim video as the cause of the tragedy. the secretary of state made no reference of any kind as a terrorist attacks. >> americans couldn't to religious tolerance goes back to the beginning of our nation. let me be clear. there is no justification. lou: only 40 minutes later president made an appearance in the rose garden. he talked for five minutes much of that time talking about his september 11th memorial duties and wounded four years in arlington cemetery and around the world then said. >> no acts of terror will ever resolve this great nation, alter the character or eclipse the values we stand for. we will not waver and our commitment to see justice is done. lou: preceded by reference on september 11th with a terrorist attack on american soil for that that point* field on a administrations already knew those attacks were acts of terrorism with ties to al qaeda that has at
information on the benghazi attack, that it was terrorism. almost real-time. and now more questions surfaced. as new evidence is revealed. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier with 13 days to go before america votes e-mails obtained by fox news show america's top leaders were aware that terrorists were taking credit for attacking the u.s. mission in libya. the very day it happened. while the white house is now saying there was still confusion, there are new questions about what could have been done in those early hours. as the attack was stillgoing. fox team coverage tonight. national security correspondent jennifer griffin looks at the trail of information and the response or lack of it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on those e-mails. the explanations. and the election. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. the white house wanted to focus to be on the president marathon get out the vote, push. but the new e-mails are raising new questions what about knew what when over benghazi. >> we are going to pull an all-nighter. >> six
night and maybe continuing to thursday. the other storm bearing down on the white house is benghazi-gate. the escalating political crisis from the apparently botched response to the fatal attacks in libya. you will hear prominent voices from both sides on whether the president can is survive that political storm. but you up front tonight the physical storm that before this week is over will affect the lives of tens of millions of americans. we start our coverage with maria molina in the fox news extreme weather center. so maria, where is sandy going? when does she hook up with our friends from the midwest and how bad is this going to be? >> hi, geraldo, good to see you. a very bad situation for any one living along the coast of the northeast and the mid atlantic. we are already feeling the impact throughout the day today across eastern portions of north carolina and also portions of south carolina because sandy is a very large storm system. we are talking about hurricane force winds that extend outward from the center of the storm up to 105 miles. tropical storm force winds extend o
-- remaining americans to the airport. the ambassador's body was that the benghazi general hospital. the department coordinated the transfer of his remains to the airport. before i close, i would like to say that the men and women who risked their lives in the service of our country are heroes. i have served with many of our security professionals around the world. they are my friends and my colleagues. i trust them with my life. thank you. >> thank you. i would direct that the chart the taken down. upon further reflection, although commercially available, in this hearing room, we are not going to point out details of what may still be a facility of the united states government for more facilities. you may continue. i respect your right to deliver what you want. but i will caution you that that which is told to us on a classified spaces needs to remain that way. you cannot have it one day in a classified briefing, which i attended yesterday, and the same material be presented on classified the next day. the ambassador is recognized. >> thank you very much. distinguished members of t
for the terrorist attacks in benghazi five weeks ago sparring and shielding the president from first time criticisms, but then secretary clinton spent a goodly amount of time afterwards walking back the degree of responsibility she apparently intended to assume with her statements. >> i'm responsible for the state department for the more than 60,000 people around the world. the decisions about security assets are made by security professionals, and we knew there were security breaches and problems throughout libya that was something that came about as the aftermath of the revolutions that toppled gadhafi with so many militias formed, so many weapons loose, and it was taken intoing the by the security professionals making their assessments. lou: it is clear tonight that secretary clinton is taking only broad speedometer for the department of state and the 60,000 men and women, as she put it, who work there. as if on cue, last night, u.n. ambassador, susan rice, also chose to break her silence for the first time since appearing on five sunday talk shows the weekend after that attack. she made the noto
to his bosses at the state department, reiterating months of previous cables that security in benghazi and libya in general spiraling out of control. from several of more than 150 pages of official state department documents released today. as part of an expansive house investigation. james rosen has the latest. good evening. >> good evening. although the documents were written in the usual bureaucratic style of diplomats and security officers they take on the added poignancy. impact on read they're ranges from saddening to chilling. >> on the day he died, september 11, u.s. ambassador to libya, chrissteins signed a three-page cable labeled "sensitive" where he alerted the state department and other agencies to deal with growing problems in security in benghazi. lamenting that the security forces were too weak to keep the country secure. >> i'm stunned by the documents. i figured there were some documents. had no idea it would be like this. if i were the press secretary now i'd be chagrined to say the least. >> the warnings crescendo over three months' time. on june 25, he signed anoth
in the attack on benghazi and raise new questions about the administration's response. welcome to the journal editorial report. i am paul gigot. all eyes were on the vice-presidential district attorney bait. the two spared over everything from iran and medicare reform and middle class taxes. >> the middle class got knocked on their heels and the great recession crushed them and they need help now. the last people who need help is 120,000 families for another 500 billion dollar tax cut over the next 10 years. >> there are not enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for the pending. next time you hear them say don't worry about. we'll get the wealthy people to pay their fair share watch out, the tax bill is coming to you. >> with us is dan, and collumist bill, and jason riley and washington columist kim strassel. >> he was doing what he was asked to do which is to energize the base. after the debate performance by obama. democrats were worried. but less so after the vice-presidential debate. that was joe biden's concern. >> how did he do that? >> he did that mentioning things that
attack in benghazi, these and other scenes of anger and violence have understandably led americans to ask what is happening to the promise of the arabs spring and what does this mean for the united states? i certainly think it is important to ask these questions and to seek answers as you are doing today. let me on a personal note start with what happened in benghazi. no one wants to find out exactly what happened more than i do. i have appointed an accountability review board that has already started examining whether our security procedures were appropriate, whether they were properly implemented and what lessons we can and must learn for the future. we are working as thoroughly and expeditiously as possible, knowing that we cannot afford to sacrifice accuracy to speed and of course our government is sparing no effort tracking down the terrorists who perpetrated this attack. and we are focused as we must on what needs to be done to protect our people and our facilities. we had another terrible attack yesterday. i strongly condemn the killing of a long time yemeni employee at our embassy
in benghazi. lamenting that the security forces were too weak to keep the country secure. >> i'm stunned by the documents. i figured there were some documents. had no idea it would be like this. if i were the press secretary now i'd be chagrined to say the least. >> the warnings crescendo over three months' time. on june 25, he signed another sensitive cable where he cataloged what he called increase in violent attacks against western interest. including the use of the i.e.d. against the benghazi consulate that month. islamist extremist appears to be on the rise adding the al-qaeda flag has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities. >> the committee will come to order. >> 166 pages of internal state department papers released by two republican lawmakers. congressman darrell issa of california and jason chaffitz of utah. the regional security officer told a hearing that the request for more security in benghazi were rebuffed by the state department. one memo from february of this year noted easy access that the militia enjoyed to military grade we
, and we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> and another statement about the anti-islam video. >> there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. >> september 14th, the president and secretary of state greet the bodies of the fallen at joint base andrews. >> we will stand fast against the violence on our diplomatic missions. >> later that day on capitol hill -- >> it's pretty obvious that there's very likely that there was a terrorist organization that, affiliated with al-qaeda. it was in benghazi that had at least some role in this attack. >> september 16th, u.s. board to the united nations susan rice goes on five sunday talk shows calling the attack "spontaneous." >> in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> september 17th -- >> simply on the basis of what ambassador rice has publicly disclosed, does the united states government regard what happened in benghazi as an act of terror in. >> again, i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation, okay? >> so you
in benghazi? >> there are two ongoing investigations. one by the federal bureau of investigations and the other being conducted by the review board which is a congressionally mandated process that comes into being after a tragedy of this nature. >> when do we expect those to be completed and the report provided? >> i cannot speak to the fbi investigation. that is beyond my ken. but i know this secretary has asked the accountability review board to proceed as expeditiously as possible while making sure they are thorough and accurate. and it does investigations, we're having this hearing? >> that is correct. >> one of the things i am understanding is it's hard for me and others to understand what we are trying to get at here. would you agree that the libya i experienced briefly, i was in libya the same amount of time as our colleague and i don't know if he went to benghazi -- >> i was not allowed to go. >> we both went to tripoli and it seemed a very volatile situation in terms of too many people with too many weapons, lots of militias trying to keep control over who is the good guy
. >> september 17th the state department. >> does the united states government regard what happened in benghazi as an act of terror? >> again, i'm not going to put labels on this until we have a complete investigation. okay? i don't think we know enough. >> from my experience. former obama spokesman. >> first reports incredibly have information that information that may be misunderstood. >> they panicked. >> former white house chief of staff john sununu is senior advisor to mitt romney's campaign. >> this is purely political reaction in a white house that had prepared itself to establish a narrative of a president getting rid of the threat of terrorism using the death of bin laden to focus that and waking up one morning and finding out that terrorism on 9/11 of this year was back full-fledged killed a u.s. ambassador. >> i don't see a political agenda here. i see the fog of war. it's not about politics. it's about the difficult task of reconstructing what happened. >> september 18th. >> did the administration have any sort of heads up that violence was increasing in libya before the attack? >>
on the consulate in benghazi and the administration's response. what a day it has been. if you have not been watching, wait until you hear this. the former head of a 16-member u.s. military team in libya, lt. colonel wood told the house of representatives oversight and government reform committee, get this, the consulate in benghazi never had the forces it needed to protect itself. never. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle through my time there. the situation remained uncertain and reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. diplomat security remains weak. in april there was only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. they struggled to obtain additional personnel but was never able to attain the numbers he felt comfortable with. >>shepard: a former state department regional security officer in libya testified, as well. here is what he said, that the united states could not count on lib jab security forces to help with security adequately. >> the libyan temporary government was unable to extend security assets to diplomatic missions i
't kill the argument biden was making about the 47%. >>> when we come back, the benghazi blame game. you spent years hard at work, building your skills and talents, raising your family. and lately, like me, you're probably feeling a need to help your community. you have the time to give. you have the capacity to care. you have the experience to contribute. and your country needs you -- one of its greatest assets -- americans whose lifetime of knowledge and know-how will make the difference. so how can you impact the lives of others and change the future of our nation? take what you learned in the workplace and apply those skills to your community. shape tomorrow by being a mentor and tutor for children. make independence a reality for people who need assistance and companionship to continue to make their house their home. find an opportunity to use your skills and life experience. make a difference today. get involved. >>> issue two. benghazi blame game. >> when i requested assets, instead of supporting those assets, i was criticized and somehow, it was my responsibility to come up with
done more beforehand to protect those four americans killed in benghazi on the anniversary of september 11. we know there were eight attacks against western interests in benghazi in the six months before the attack and we now know u.s. embassador chris stevens sent repeated memos to washington, even on the day he was killed, asking for more security. senator graham, is it conceivable that president obama didn't know how dangerous benghazi was for americans? >> no. no administration's going to send the president of the united states into the public arena not telling him about an attack in april and june. what if the president were asked by a reporter in june, tell me about the consulate in attack in benghazi, he said i don't know. i find that inconceivable. this is going to be a case study, studied for years of a breakdown of national security at every level. failed presidential leadership. the benghazi-lib libya license consulate was a death trap. we asked additional security and was denied because we wanted to normalize relationships with a nonexistent government. we should have closed
in benghazi claiming the lives of our ambassador and three other americans. the obama administration has moved from planning an anti-muslim internet video to blame the u.s. intelligence community an had been trying to blame republicans for cutting security funding for the state department. all of this has quickly become a very difficult defense indeed for the obama white house. there'll ice revealing the state department has no shortage of money to bolster security whenet chose to do so. the congressman says the state department has in fact $2.2 billion in funds allocated to upgrade security at embassies and consulates around the world. he claims the state department funds haven't been spent for political reasons. >> 2.2 billion in discretionary reprogrammable money that wasn't used. the fact is they are making the decision not to put security in because they don't want the presence of security. diplomatic place because they wanted to be invisible. lou: despite the fact congressman issa made his comments yesterday on "face the nation," when asked to comment on his assertion earlier today, the
who -- was sent the e-mails of the benghazi attacks. the smoking gun evidence that proved it was not a spontanous atact. go to my website and tell me what you think. sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can f f f f f f is in stable condition and hospitalized that. is governor romney talking with supporters. >> state department document show that the white house new nathe libya attack was terrorism yust two hours after the attack. according to the e-mails, islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. katherine is with us . thank you for being here. >> nice to see you in person. >> katherine, these e-mails were sent to high ups in the white house. >> the emaims right here, they are the single most important documents that we have seen in the libya scandal. it takes real-time information of how the attack unfolded to the national security council staff in the white house that. is it the white house situation room and top security advisors for the president and decode the e-mail it went to the special as
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